Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline

Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline


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Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust shares the"important and inspiring" (Miranda Lambert) never-before-told complete story of the remarkable relationship between country music icons Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.

Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are legends—country icons and sisters of the heart. For the first time ever Loretta tells their story: a celebration of their music and their relationship up until Patsy's tragic and untimely death.

Full of laughter and tears, this eye-opening, heartwarming memoir paints a picture of two stubborn, spirited country gals who'd be damned if they'd let men or convention tell them how to be. Set in the heady streets of the 1960s South, this nostalgia ride shows how Nashville blossomed into the city of music it is today. Tender and fierce, Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust is an up-close-and-personal portrait of a friendship that defined a generation and changed country music indelibly—and a meditation on love, loss and legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538701669
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/07/2020
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 29,181
Product dimensions: 5.85(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Loretta Lynn is an American country music singer-songwriter whose groundbreaking career spans almost sixty years, with such famous hits as "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)" and "Coal Miner's Daughter," as well as a biographic film New York Times bestselling book of the same name. With more than forty-five million albums sold worldwide, multiple gold albums, and numerous awards and accolades, Loretta is the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade. She's known not only for her still-incredible voice, but also for her down-to-earth quality, quick wit, and humor.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Writing My Feelings 1

Sitting Up with the Dead 6

That Girl's Gonna Be Somebody 10

A Couple of Good Breaks out West 17

Nashville Boys 21

Jumping Right In 27

That's Show Business 34

Officially a Country Music Songwriter 40

The Accident 42

Here You Are! 45

Destined to Be a Star 50

They Work for You 55

The Cline's Doin' Just Fine 58

Hello, Little Gal 60

The Henhouse Brigade and a Mini-Breakdown 64

Crazy 69

Leave It to the Professional 72

It Was Just a Razor 76

Like a Sister 81

Stickin' It to the Haters 87

Carnegie Hall 89

Dirty Old Men 91

Homewreckers 97

Bad Detectives 103

Man of the House 107

Working Moms 110

Dream Home 116

Nice Things 118

Happy Thirtieth Birthday 121

The Cadillac Bitches 123

Member of the Grand Ole Opry 127

Driving Lessons 131

Turning Up the Heat 136

Vegas Headliner 145

Happy Anniversary to Me 149

Finally, a Day Off 158

The Last Recording Session 161

Last Day Together 164

The Day Patsy Died 168

March Chills 172

Twins in the Family 178

Writing My Way Through 180

Girls with Guts 183

Breaking Up with the Wilburn Brothers 186

If You Want to Keep Your Teeth 190

I Remember Patsy 193

Coal Miner's Daughter, the Movie 195

Losing Doo 197

Ghosts 202

Epilogue 204

P.S. 208

Acknowledgments 211

Index 213

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